Although it’s almost spring here in Nothern Europe I am going to show you how to make a beautiful acorn pendant. I love the combination of walnut or other dark sorts of wood with oak and this is my favorite necklace. I hope it will be yours too.
Step 1: Some More Pictures
Step 2: Materials
I don’t have a big stock of wood but this acorn requires only a few small pieces of wood. I used walnut and oak tree in this instructable but the acorn on the cover photo is made of Indian rosewood. I wanted to do as much acorns as possible from the precious small pieces of walnut and oak so I decided to glue other material in both ends.
This is what you need
- small pieces of wood (oak, walnut, birch, indian rosewood or what you have in stock)
- an Lathe and woodturning tools
- wood glue
- sandpaper (240-400 grid)
- silverwire and pliers
Step 3: Preparing for Wood Turning
Cut the different pieces of wood in cubes of 1” (2.5 cm) in each direction.
Step 4: Glue the Pieces of Wood Together
Make the surfaces which you want to glue together smooth by sanding and then glue with wood glue. Press and let it dry for at least 2 hours.
Step 5: Woodturning
Mark the center at both ends and place in your lathe. Turn it into a rod with a wide gouge. Mark the beginning and the end of the acorn with a parting tool. Turn your acorn with a finger nail gouge. Use sandpaper if needed before applying wax. Let your acorn dry. Almost done!
Cut out the acorn with a saw. Make an insertion where you want to drill the hole with an awl. Drill the hole. (I used a 0.6” / 1,5 mm drill)
Step 7: Make a Ring....
Make a ring with pliers and silver wire. Fasten your acorn to pendant. Fasten on the chain and enjoy! I hope you will be as happy as I am when I wear my acorn necklace and I hope you liked this instructables.